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Our life documented with Simple Stories.

Hi there, Sheena here x

As I’m sure you have noticed the new ranges are appearing in the shop now with lots of lovely new stash to suit everyone . I certainly felt spoilt for choice & after lots of cooing & virtual stroking I chose some the Simple Stories – Life Documented range, particularly the die cuts and the stickers, thinking I would use them on my Project Life pages which I’ve finally caught up to date with. But when they arrived I realised they were perfect for making pages with too.

My Life Today.


I placed my cardstock cut using the silhouette  over the  Life Documented – Bold Moves paper leaving plenty of the vibrant colour showing through. Using the circular numbers from the die cuts bits & pieces pack as the starting point I mapped out an ordinary day for me. I kept the photos small, 2in square so I could include 8 in total. I really enjoyed embellishing the page using more of the die cuts, Icon stickers, label stickers, word strip stickers and calendar stickers mounted on foam pads for dimension.


I particularly loved the  small calendar stickers with their icons on & I’ve still got loads left for my PL & other pages.


For my other page I was guided by the bright colours in this range to search for some photos taken when my eldest was little, in a time before digital cameras were common place so consequently the photos aren’t great but by printing them small & including a few you still get a good feel of the event.

Lovely Day.


After misting the cardstock I roughly drew out a grid & then hand stitched it with yellow floss. After placing my photos into position I embellished the grid with stickers, die cuts & plastic clips.


I then added a few wood veneers & stamps  to complete the page.


This Simple Stories -Life Documented range is very versatile & suits lots of different styles of paper crafting.

Till next time x





  1. Julie Taylor

    Great layouts Sheena, love how you’ve used that cutfile over the stripped paper, in your first layout, very effective

  2. Mary smith

    I love this. What is the cut file called please? I’m off to buy the collection in the meantime.

  3. Claire

    Loving the bright colours Sheena and how do you get your stitching so even !?

  4. Jo

    Great idea with the cut file and stitching. Loving those icons on your first layout.

  5. Nancy Sinclair

    Love the bright colours of these pages, I only looked at the planner stuff in this collection not the papers, I love the camera motif too. I may need to get around to doing some stitching on my LOs as well as that grid looks fab. Xx

  6. Jackie xxx

    Love these layouts, especially love the daily routine one.

  7. Nat

    Both are stunning pages Sheena, but that that My Life Today one has captured my heart! I just L-O-V-E all the little details and how you have incorporated the background paper. Just fab!